PowerVR Series9XE GPUs are a new generation of PowerVR GPUs based on the PowerVR Rogue architecture, that raise the bar on graphics and compute in cost-sensitive devices, letting SoC vendors achieve a significant boost in performance with no impact on silicon area versus previous generation GPUs. Consumers today want exciting graphical applications and technologies in their devices, but they also often want those devices at the lowest possible cost. The new PowerVR GPUs deliver compelling graphical capabilities for even constrained price points, giving SoC developers a flexible family of GPUs that provides the right level of performance for products to stand out at any price point.

The Series9XE family of GPUs also benefit from improvements in the memory subsystem, reducing bandwidth by as much as 25% over previous generations to ensure the increased processing power can be fully exploited. Other new features in the 9XE family include a new MMU, allowing a greater address range and standard support for 10-bit YUV across the range, without impacting area.

Series9XE GPUs deliver the best possible real world user experience for GUI, HMI (human machine interface) and casual gaming on cost-efficient products including DTVs, set-top boxes, streaming sticks/dongles, automotive infotainment and cluster electronics, and entry-level mobile and tablet devices.

Features

  • Support for hardware virtualization and Imagination’s OmniShield™ multi-domain security, enabling customers to build systems in which applications and operating systems can run independently and reliably on the same platform
  • Support for Khronos graphics APIs including OpenGL ES 3.2, and Vulkan 1.0; and advanced compute and vision APIs such as RenderScript, OpenVX™1 and OpenCL® 1.2 EP*
  • Optional support for PVRIC3, the latest PowerVR lossless image compression technology for optimal system integration efficiency.

Benefits

  • The best performance/mm2, 9XE GPUs provide improved gaming performance while maintaining the same fillrate density compared to the previous generation
  • Bandwidth savings of up to 25% over the previous generation GPUs through architectural enhancements including parameter compression and tile grouping
  • Memory system improvements: 36-bit addressing for improved system integration, improved burst sizes for efficient memory accesses, and enhanced compression capabilities
  • Extremely low power consumption with Imagination’s proven Tile Based Deferred Rendering (TBDR) technology

Availability

Series9XE GPU IP cores are available for licensing now in configurations including:

  • 1 PPC with 16 F32 FLOPS/clock(GE9000)
  • 2 PPC with 16 F32 FLOPS/clock (GE9100)
  • 4 PPC with 32 F32 FLOPS/clock (GE9210)
  • 8 PPC with 64 F32 FLOPS/clock (GE9420)

Typical target applications

With the new PowerVR Series9XE GPUs, SoC vendors and OEMs can minimize costs and power consumption while ensuring the best possible user experience for gaming and GUI in devices such as smartphones, automotive infotainment, set-top boxes and TVs.

Ideal for use with the new PowerVR 2NX Neural Network Accelerator (NNA)

Imagination’s new PowerVR Series2NX neural network accelerator (NNA) lets companies building SoCs for mobile, surveillance, automotive and consumer systems achieve high-performance computation of neural networks at very low power consumption in minimal silicon area. In devices such as mobile phones where a GPU is mandated, companies can use a 9XE GPU to manage the classic vision processing algorithms and offload the neural net processing to the PowerVR 2NX NNA. Because of the performance density of the PowerVR NNA and the GPUs, companies can implement this combination in the same silicon footprint as a competing standalone GPU.

* PowerVR Series9XE GPUs are designed to pass the Khronos Conformance Testing Process for all identified graphics, compute and vision APIs.
Current conformance status can be found at www.khronos.org/conformance.